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CWAS® – What’s That?

I'm less patient with people, and I figure that dumping a decanter of an awesome wine onto an unruly "Karen" type customer would mean an immediate end to my wine service career.

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SOMM 4: Cup of Salvation – My Observations

We don’t have to worry about putting on flak jackets just in case we get shot at because we’re buying grapes. GRAPES!

Food Nooz

Soup, Wine, and Coffee – Pairings and Memories

One of my fondest childhood memories is waking up on an early weekend morning to the aroma of frying bacon, the sound of the toaster popping up crunchy slices, and the intoxicating scent of percolating coffee.
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CWAS® – What’s That?

I'm less patient with people, and I figure that dumping a decanter of an awesome wine onto an unruly "Karen" type customer would mean an immediate end to my wine service career.

Central Coast, Paso Robles, and More!

I remember one day tasting about 65 wines. Yes. Tasting. Not drinking. And my budget died. What can I say? The wines were spectacular, and I simply had to have them!

2016 Hug Cellars Pinot Noir – The Best This Year

Now that I've sipped a glass or two of this lovely Pinot, excuse me while I get a towel and a cigarette. Yeah. It's that good.

Spirits

Celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month – Bourbon Curious

September is, through an act of the United States Congress in 2007, National Bourbon Heritage Month. Along with wine and other regular articles, I...

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Bye Bye, Richard. We Miss You.

You know how you see or meet someone (or several someones) and you just “click” right away? Well, that’s how it was for me and my wine group one Saturday at Marché Bacchus when Dick and Jarlene visited for the first time.

One Night, Seven Wines, and the Voice of an Angel

Each wine was somehow imbued with Jay’s character. He truly loves what he does, and it shows.

Rants & More

Spit or Swallow? A Tale of Two Sexes.

As I have discussed on several occasions with friends, guys naturally learn icky stuff. Who can hock a loogie the furthest? Who can most legibly write one's name in the snow? Who can flamethrow lit flatulence the furthest?

Home & Stuff

My HGTV/Mike Holmes Season. Plus Eyeballs.

He illustrated how, given enough time, water and snow - which is glam water in my opinion - can cause even the most solid of homes to collapse. Scary thought. But I live in Vegas. What could possibly happen?